TITLE

Broadbound by bureaucracy [US Economic stimulus bill for broadband connectivity]

AUTHOR(S)
Dempsey, P.
PUB. DATE
August 2010
SOURCE
Engineering & Technology (17509637);8/7/2010, Vol. 5 Issue 12, p60
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The US Economic stimulus bill set aside $7.2bn to spend on the delivery of broadband connectivity to rural and other 'unserved and under-served' locations. As the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) became law in February 2009, there was talk of a two-fold benefit from its communications provisions. Equipment suppliers, network operators and construction companies would receive the short-term Keynesian boost. Then, once fibre was in the ground and 3G/4G basestations transmitting, the money would help bridge the digital divide between the cities and the prairies, fostering longer-term economic growth in some of the country's more deprived regions.
ACCESSION #
53060729

 

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